#7: We Are SLP

Megan Berg and Dr. Jeanette Benigas question the value and necessity of ASHA certification, expressing frustration with its lack of competency guarantee and support for new clinicians. They also criticize the conflation of membership dues with CCC fees. They address pushback from academic SLPs. Additionally, they express frustration with the certification process and lack of evidence base behind the CCC. They discuss concerns about providing services in settings in which SLPs aren’t trained, advocating for speaking up to supervisors in such situations. The conversation covers topics such as imposter syndrome, the need for empowered SLPs to make decisions, and the importance of open conversations and multiple solutions in the field of SLP. Summary generated by AI and edited by a human.

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